Painted arches are the latest fun interior design trend! Painting an arch accent wall is a very quick, easy and cheap way to instantly update a room and give it a fresh look.
Painted arches are perfect behind bigger (sometimes bulky) furniture like desks, beds, and couches. I knew it would be the perfect extra touch for our recent home office makeover to break up some of the dark and moody colors on the walls and I just LOVE how it turned out!
This painted arch tutorial contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Next, push down the edge of the painter’s tape with a credit card to make sure it is nice and secure.
You can see that method more in detail in this post about how to paint straight lines (there’s a video tutorial too!) Start by figuring out the general size of the arch you want to paint on the wall. To test things out, I cut up some packing paper and taped it to the wall to give a visual of the size before committing to painting. Then cut a piece of string the same distance from the middle to the edge + a little extra on each end for tying to the pencil & taping to the wall. Tie one end of the string to your pencil (or chalk) at the base…closest to where you’ll write with…not the top. Remember that the angle that you hold the pencil will matter a great deal to the arch shape, so try to keep that consistent the whole time you’re drawing the line.
With an angled paintbrush, very carefully go along the edge of your line for the arch shape. You can also touch up a bit later and you can barely see small imperfections when you step back, trust me.
If you had any paint bleed under the painter’s tape, this can be cleaned up with a small artist paintbrush and your wall color.